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8:31 pm on Jul 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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"finbot" seen at least twice in two weeks, both times out of Germany, one a .dip0.t-ipconnect.de account, the other the bot's mothership: - = Dusseldorf Financialbot Com AG
robots.txt? Yes BUT only after hitting root and a redirect page

Identical hit pattern:

Initial hits to root using blank UA. Then seconds later, asks for robots.txt using "finbot". Note that ALL hits using "finbot" carry fake referrer:


Pretty much zero confirmed info about this supposed 'financialbot' from 'financialbot.com'. Ollld posts here and elsewhere suggest an exec job-finding bot. [webmasterworld.com...] [spambotsecurity.com...]

Bottom line, regardless of source or purpose, finbot misrepresents and misbehaves.